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NMR/MRI techniques are the focus of two facilities with unique instruments and techniques.

NMR - MRI/S techniques and instruments are available at two different MagLab facilities in Florida: The NMR-MRI/S Facility at MagLab headquarters near Florida State University in Tallahassee and the Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Facility (AMRIS) housed within the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Working in tandem, these facilities combine unique magnets, equipment and expert scientific support with advanced capabilities for technique and instrumentation development. About 24 spectrometers and scanners are available for use with an array of solid state, solution state, MRI/S (animal and human), MR microscopy and diffusion capabilities and techniques.

NMR-MRI/S Numbers

AMRIS 12 Instruments;
NMR 12 Instruments

AMRIS 12 Techniques; NMR 18 Techniques

User Support Scientists

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NMR is located at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL.
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AMRIS is located at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.

Featured Research

Science Highlights NMR Facility - Tallahassee

Dimer formation of α-D-glucose molecules in the crystal lattice of  D-glucose/NaCl (1:1) co-crystal.

Solid-State 17O NMR for Studies of Organic and Biological Molecules

Shen, J.; Terskikh, V.; Struppe, J.; Hassan, A.; Monette, M.; Hung, I.; Gan, Z.; Brinkmann, A.; Wu, G., Chemical Science, 13 (9), 2591--2603 (2022)

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Left: A zeolite micropore and pair of active sites. Right: The signal-to-noise and spectral resolution in 17O NMR spectra is significantly enhanced at higher magnetic fields.

17O Labeling Reveals Paired Active Sites in Zeolite Catalysts

Chen, K.; Zornes, A.; Nguyen, V.; Wang, B.; Gan, Z.; Crossley, S.; White, J., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 144 (37), 16916-16929 (2022)

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A schematic model for the hydrated phospholipid bilayer, which is a model of biological membranes.

Finding Water Molecules with Important Biological Activity

Zhang, R.; Cross, T.A.; Peng, X.H.; Fu, R., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 144, 7881-7888 (2022).

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Peer-Reviewed Publications

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Science Highlights AMRIS Facility - Gainesville

Receptor proteins respond differently to drugs depending on the environment in which they are studied.

Different Protein Receptor Responses Resulting from Different Membrane Environments

Thakur, N.; Ray, A.; Sharp, L.; Jin, B.; Duong, A.; Gopal Pour, N.; Obeng, S.; Wijesekara, A.; Gao, Z.; McCurdy, C.; Jacobson, K.; Lyman, E.; Eddy, M.T., Nature Communications, 14, 794 (2023)

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The colored regions of the protein in the above schematic were revealed to be interacting with the polymer

Atomic-Level Insights into How Polymers Improve Protein Therapeutics

Pritzlaff, A.; Ferre, G.; Mulry, E.; Lin, L.; Gopal Pour, N.; Savin, D.; Harris, M.; Eddy, M.T., Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 61, e202203784 (2022)

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Diffusion MR microscopy of a sea slug neuron at 7.8 μM resolution (left) The cellular structures can also be identified using 40X traditional light microscopy (right).

Mystery of the Origin of MRI Signal in Stroke Solved

Blackband, S.J.; Flint, J.J.; Hansen, B.; Shepherd, T.M.; Lee, C.H.; Streit, W.J.; Forder, J.R., Frontiers in Neurology, 11, 549 (2020)

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How to Request Magnet Time

Our magnets are open to all scientists - for free - via a competitive process and we accept proposals through out the year.

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Prepare documentation

A proposal and prior results report are required.

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New user registration, returning users simply need to log in.

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Submit a request online

Upload files and provide details about the proposed experiment.

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Report your results

After your work is completed, you are asked to report to the laboratory, in a timely manner.

Note: Please review the MagLab User Policies and Procedures before submitting your proposal and experiment or contact NMR-MRI/S Facility Director Robert Schurko or AMRIS Facility Director Joanna Long.

Key Contacts

NMR Facility - Tallahassee

Facility Director: Robert Schurko

For information about NMR facilities, capabilities, and scheduling.

Scientific Instrumentation: Bill Brey or Peter Gor'kov

For information regarding instrumentation, measurements and facilities.

Solid State NMR: Riqiang Fu, Zhehong Gan, Ivan Hung, Sungsool Wi

For information about solid state NMR capabilities, facilities, and scheduling.

Solution NMR: Ashley Blue

For information about solution NMR capabilities, instrumentation, and scheduling.

Dynamic Nuclear Polarization: Fred Mentink

For information regarding DNP capabilities, instruments and scheduling.

MRI/S: Sam Grant, Victor Schepkin

For information regarding magnetic resonance imaging capabilities and instruments.

Sr.Administrative Specialist: Kim Mozolic

For information regarding travel, safety training and scheduling.

AMRIS Facility - Gainesville

Facility Director: Joanna Long

For information about AMRIS facilities, capabilities, and scheduling.

Associate Director: Matthew Merritt

For information regarding AMRIS instrumentation, measurements and facilities.

NMR Spectroscopy: James Collins

For information about NMR spectroscopy instrumentation, facilities, and scheduling.

MRI/S: Huadong Zeng

For information about MRI facilities and scheduling.

3T Technologist/Safety Coordinator: Tammy Nicholson

For information about 3T system and safety.

Research Coordinator: Amy Howe

For information regarding travel, safety training and scheduling.


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